Finding His Spark

Graniteville man shares love of bladesmithing with others Photos by Randy Pace   On a small street named Joy, in a quiet neighborhood in Graniteville, lives a Santa Claus whose chief gift is making and teaching others how to make knives. Meet Joey “The Blade” Lynn. Aside from truly looking like the yuletide saint — and professionally playing the part in season — Lynn and his best friend, Scott “The Hammer” Titus (a modern-day Hephaestus), own and operate Joey’s Forge Handmade Knives LLC. This humble operation deserves a spot in this Best Of issue for its unique product: classes...

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